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INDUCTION TO HALL OF FAME

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Tue, March 19, 2019 06:13PM
TWO OF OUR OWN TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE HUNSLET RLFC HALL OF FAME
Open invitation to the induction of Alan Griffiths and Ken Sykes in to the Hunslet Hall of Fame.
Two great servants to the Hunslet club both on and off the park.
Every one is welcome.
It would make the event extra special if many of Alans or Kens past team mates could attend.
It is also intended to hand out Heritage number certificates on the night.

It would be appreciated If you played 1st team rugby for Hunslet RLFC whether it was in the Parkside era from there up to the present team could you please let me know so we can organise the heritage certificates.
My mobile number 07775 694454

Alan smile its not going to cost you anything



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Sad news

LATEST NEWSPosted by "Jack-The Boy Apprentice to Jarvo" Mon, March 18, 2019 11:38AM
Bill Fotherby one of our honoury members passed away last week. Bill was a big supporter of sport in the Leeds and served on the board of directors at Leeds United.
Wishing his family well in this time of sadness
R.I.P Bill Fotherby.

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Keith Riggs

LATEST NEWSPosted by "Jack-The Boy Apprentice to Jarvo" Mon, March 18, 2019 11:32AM
Hi all

Spoke to Keith this morning he is doing ok he has a cancer spot on his nose which he goes to see a surgeon next month. They will then either remove it or treat it with radio therapy but he is doing fine. He sends his thanks for the thoughts from his mates.

Cheers Jack

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Peter Rycroft Birthday Blog

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sun, March 17, 2019 10:32AM

PETER RYCROFT…… D of B….18TH March 1951 Peter served his rugby apprenticeship playing for his school he represented Hunslet City Boys played for the Hunslet U17s & U19s relinquishing is amateur status on the 9/03/1969 signing for Hunslet RLFC making his 1st team debut against Wakefield Trinity away on 14/3/1970. He now is an active member of the Hunslet ex Parkside Players Committee. Looking through some old programmes I came across Peters playing profile. He was asked to answer the usual question about himself the likes of his favourite food, drink what he did for a living but the best two Q & A were …..

1. What is your favourite positon?

Peters answer was - ‘Missionary’.

2. Do you prefer Grass or Astro turf?

His reply – ‘I don’t know, I’ve never smoked Astro Turf’


PETER HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY WE ALL LOVE YOU (I THINK)
smiley YOU ARE A LEGEND





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STEVE'S 70th BIRTHDAY

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Thu, March 14, 2019 10:53AM

STEVEN LEE……D of B…..14/03/1949

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY STEVEN

Having played for Hunslet under 17s and then the under 19s Steve signed professional terms with Hunslet RLFC in 1966 for that great sum of £50.00. Making his first ‘A’ team appearance against Wakefield Trinity at Wakefield on the 20/08/1966. Steve’s 1st team debut was against Doncaster at Parkside on the 26/12/1966.

Steve played 33 first team games before Hunslet realised him, he then went on to have a successful spell at Dewsbury RLFC.


Steven will be celebrating his 70th birthday on Saturday 16th March at South Leeds Golf Club 7pm start. Don't forget were all invited. smiley





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FIRST TWO BIRTHDAYS FOR MARCH

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sat, March 02, 2019 12:52PM

BOB PICKLES--dob 2nd March 1945 An easy date to remember 2.3.45

Bob attended Middleton Secondary Modern School when I asked Bob who his rugby teacher was I was surprised to hear it was the much travelled Bill Crann.

I wonder how many Ex Parksiders Bill coached at school boy level during his teaching career.

Bob represented Hunslet City School at rugby league then went on to play for the Hunslet Juniors & Intermediate sides before signing professional forms in October 1961 for massive sum of £50

Bob made his 1st team debut against Bradford Northern at Odsal on the 9th October 1965.

In total Bob made 21 first team appearances before been transferred to Keighley RLFC in August 1967 for a fee of £1000.

After he retired from playing Bob crossed the river to the dark side of the city to take up a successful coaching / scouting position.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT



BOB BINGHAM…. dob 4th March 1945…….aka BIG BOB

Bob attended Dewsbury Road CP School he says the CP stands for county prison.

An outstanding and feared prop forward Bob was very unfortunate not to be offered professional terms at Hunslet RLFC.

After leaving Parkside he continued his rugby playing for Bus Vale RLC.

Bob as not been in the best of heath over the last few months so on behalf of the ex Parksiders we wish him a speedy recovery.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BB smiley









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LAST TWO BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Thu, February 28, 2019 11:02AM

My apologies to Jimmy Crampton and Ronnie Scott for the late blog announcing your birthdays.

JIMMY CRAMPTON dob 26/02/1954.

Jimmy says he will not be collecting his pension for at the moment as he prefers working.

He first signed for Hunslet RLFC in 1972.

Then played for the New Hunslet club at Elland Road Greyhound Stadium.

He then went on to play for Hull FC and then Castleford RLFC. Jimmy twice represented GB under 24s finally ending his rugby career when he returned to play for the Hunslet Club when they were based at Elland Road football stadium.

He believes he was one of a few players that actually signed and played for Hunslet three times.



Happy Birthday Jimmy.
Do you still visit the car park on the A64


RONNIE SCOTT - dob - 27/02/1942

Ronnie played in the shirt with the silly 6 on the back, he was a quality hooker in the days of contested scrums.

Learned his rugby playing tig & pass on the cinder pitch near Pearson Street in Hunslet.

Played at Parkside with the under 17s under 19s and the A team .

Didn’t realise your nearly 80 Ronnie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY






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MORE OF FEBRUARYS BIRTHDAYS

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Thu, February 21, 2019 02:38PM

Dennis Tate. Born 22nd February 1935.

Signed professional forms for Hunslet RLFC on the19th May 1953 for a fee of £250.00 making his 1st team debut at Parkside against Widnes in August 1954.

Dennis played a total of 119 --1st games scoring a 31 tries and kicking 3 goals.

On the 31st January 1962 he was transferred to Bradford Northern with Hunslet receiving £1750.00.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TANGO YOUR A TRUE HUNSLET LEGEND


DAVID MAWSON BORN ON 23rd FEBRUARY 1954

Today Dave is 65 years old and now officially an OAP. (How time fly’s)

David attended Belle Isle School and learned his rugby under the guidance of his school teacher Bill Cramm.

Dav has he is affectionately known represented Hunslet R.L. School Boys. He then took the familiar path down to Parkside and went on to play for Hunslet RLFC the Under 17s and 19s sides.

He made his first team debut in 1972 against Leeds RLC at Headingly in the Lazenby Cup.

Sadly a severe knee injury cut short Dav’s playing career but that didn’t end his love for rugby league. He gained his RL coaching badges and went on to have a very successful career in coaching.

Dav still as a major involvement in the game he is the chairman of the Hunslet Warriors ARLFC and is also an active committee member of the Hunslet RL ex Parkside Players Association.


Cheer up Dav it's not that bad you can collect your pension money next Friday.

HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAYsmiley





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